Hoban Design are delighted to announce our collaboration with Sutton Housing Society (SHS) to expand their housing stock. This is the first phase of an ambitious programme, led by SHS Chief Executive Robin Roberts to both deliver more affordable homes and also improve the living standards of the residents, all over 55.
Hoban Design are leading the design of the developments across five SHS sites, which will culminate in an additional 79 homes. The sites are at:
Griffiths Close, Worcester Park
Trickett House, Brighton Road, Sutton
Ronald House, Carshalton Road, Sutton
Cloverdale Court, Wallington
Norman House, Cheam Road, Sutton
All sites contain existing blocks of flats and our expert team of architects have evaluated the best way to expand each site. Using a combination of additional floors to existing buildings, extensions and key alterations, the five schemes will set new standards for the society's residents.
A key consideration during the design process was to improve the quality of the appearance of the existing buildings. This was achieved by designing a new thermally efficient building envelope that also conceals the new structural frame to support the additional floors. In addition, new larger double-glazed windows will dramatically improve the quality of the internal spaces.
As many residents are older people, Hoban Design and SHS carried out comprehensive consultations with the residents to ensure their voices were heard. Such feedback helped influence the design process, such as improving communal facilities, laundry rooms and scooter storage facilities.
The planning applications were lodged in October 2019 and the first of the developments is expected to start in 2020. Pending the outcome of the planning applications, all five projects are hoped to be carried out within the next 5 years.
Hoban Design would like to thank all involved for their hard work to date in helping to realise this ambitious programme.
Architect: Hoban Design, Planning Consultant: WSP Indigo, Daylight/sunlight: Rights of Light Consulting, Transport: Pulsar Transport, Energy: EB7, Drainage: Ambiental Environmental, Arboriculturalist: Crawshaw Arborcare, Structural Engineers: Elite Designers.
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